About Our Programs
ECHO Youth Hockey Program Overview
ECHO's mission is to provide the players enrolled in its program with the opportunity to learn the game of ice hockey, develop their skills through practice and competition and learn the importance of good sportsmanship.
ECHO Little Stars Rookies
“FUN”damental Hockey Program
(formerly Mini Mites/House)
This program runs from early September through February in three 8-week sessions.
The program will focus on skaters' age (4-14 year-olds).
In addition to skills development, there are cross-ice games played within the program, as well as games against other youth hockey associations throughout the state.
USA hockey has determined that practice, practice, practice is the most important component of skill development. Therefore, practicing the fundamentals of ice hockey will take priority. This is a developmental program designed to be fun, under the direction of USA Hockey Certified On-Ice Coaching Instructors.
- A fun, safe and positive experience for a child's early contact with hockey.
- An introduction to the concepts of cooperation and fair play.
- Development in a fun learning environment while instilling self-confidence
- Develop basic hockey skills based on the participant’s skill level
- Skating, Passing, Puck Handling, Turning, Stopping, and Shooting
- Begin learning the specifics of the game
- Get your skater ready for Travel hockey
- Boys and girls
- Skating ability ~ Participants should have already completed one session in the Learn to Play Program prior to entering this next level. Exceptions may be made dependent upon an assessment made by the program director.
Midget, Split Season, High School Hockey
Bolton Ice Palace Hosts two midget teams, the Northeast Shamrocks, (a coop of Rockville, Bolton, Coventry, East Hartford, RHAM & Windham Tech) and the CT Eagles for East Catholic High School. Teams are made up of players from their respective schools and the season runs August - November.